When the final buzzer sounded on Game 4 which left Serge Ibaka crumpled on the floor, hands on head in disbelief, I just kept repeating the same thing over and over.
What a shame.
Building off a spectacular Game 3, Kevin Durant one-upped himself in his mission to carry the Thunder to a higher place by going for 38 points on 12-16 shooting, eight eight rebounds and six assists. His step-back 3 that cut Houston’s lead to four was ruthless. His 1-on-4 dunk to take it to two was completely vicious.
Durant’s game was about to be one of those transcendent playoff games that you’d never, ever, ever forget. Playing in his more traditional manner as the cold-blooded efficient scoring terminator rather than super-aggressive point forward, KD was on the verge of an all-timer.
With two critical stops, the Thunder had the ball with 12 seconds left, and a chance to finish this thing. With KD cooking — and saddled with five fouls — it was obvious: Go for the win. Let one fly, swish it through, pray for a Bounce Of God, clang it long, whatever. Try and end it right then and there, with one swoop. Keep Reading…